If you have ever struggled with cravings during “that time of the month”, you’re not alone. We all get cravings and sometimes, they feel uncontrollable. Check out this article by Glamour magazine on handling food cravings during your period:
“Obviously, everyone’s menstrual cycle is different. Some of us have serious cravings during PMS; others experience them during our actual periods; and others have no cravings at all, ever. And, of course, we crave things that are as different as crackers and cake. Hormones are funny little guys.
But there are a few tricks to smoothing out the process and keep the period cravings in check:
1: According to one study, the chocolate cravings really are a thing. In order to level out your blood sugar—and your cravings for cocoa—eat fiber-rich, whole grain breads and cereals.
2: Eat some high-quality fats with your meals, like natural nut butters and olive oil. They’re heart-healthy, but also very filling—and that will help keep cravings at bay.
3: Research has shown that women dealing with PMS may experience low levels of calcium, which could increase cravings for foods that contain it—like, oh, ice cream. Eat some yogurt, broccoli, or kale to help keep your calcium up.
4: Have some of what you’re craving! Seriously, telling yourself a cookie is “off limits” when you’re crampy and grumpy—well, that’ll certainly make you feel more irritable than you already are. (I speak from experience on this one, but experts back me up!)”